Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cyclekarl A truly lovely phone
I recently bought a 206 dual sim as a replacement for my 112 which is also a dual sim phone.In almost every way the 206 is better with exception of the battery life.I especially like the larger keys which are almost as big as the ones on the 3109.Also the larger screen is most welcome.The phone also is easier to hold in the hand and has a few additional applications that the 112 didn't have.Regarding the previous reviewers comment on the ringtone volume you can always download louder ones and to be fair most phones suffer with this problem.All in all I am very happy with my 206 and would recommend them to anyone who doesn't want a smart phone.
20 September 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by smooth Very poor ringing volume
I initially loved this phone as such an improvement on my old Nokia for texting, but all its other clever and likeable features are ruined by its pathetic ringing volume. I have set this to maximum, and chosen the gaudiest ringtone, but even then its tinny, pathetic ring is scarcely adequate. With the phone in a case, there is more chance of feeling the vibration than hearing the ring tone.
The alarm call is thus equally tinny and pathetic.
I have wondered if changing from "Outdoor" to "General" improves anything, but due to the grossly ineffective Nokia manual, which assumes I know what this facility means, there is no clue as to the use of this facility, nor does the product support search give reference to this.
So I am stuck with a good phone spoilt, and no way it seems of improving it.
10 January 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 The manual is useless.
The manual is written in blue on white with very small print, possibly 5 point. Many of the instructions are illustrated with sketches which are very difficult to interpret with even smaller text.
There are lots of features, most of which I don't need, but finding the ones I do want can be a matter of lengthy trial and error. The download version is no better.
I cannot recommend this product.
(For information I have been using computers etc including programming for over 40 years)
07 October 2014